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Two attached quillwork birchbark panels removed from a box. One panel is a quadrilateral, with a curved side at the top, converging lines on either side leading to a horizontal base. The decoration is formed from red, blue, white and brown quills arranged in geometric patterns. The other panel is a large octagon, with a eight-pointed star in the centre with a wheel design in the centre of the star and brown quillwork diamond shapes between the points of the star. The star is depicted in alternating red and black quillwork, edged in blue against a white background. The panels are connected by a thin strip of purple fabric.
Diameter: 9.10 centimetres (of octogon)
Length: 7 centimetres (of quadrilateral)
Width: 6.80 centimetres (of quadrilateral)
- Curator's comments
- Comment by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985 "Octagonal centre piece of quilled bark, formerly attached at each facet to a petal-shaped bark piece, also quilled, using cotton thread. These nine pieces are now separate; all are edged in silk ribbon and quilled, but as they are now enclosed in sealed plastic it is difficult to ascertain quill colours under the dirt. One outside 'petal' piece is missing."
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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